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Pup-Friendly Pumpkin Treat Recipes

Boxer dog with pumpkin and autumn leaves

October 26 marks National Pumpkin Day

and, let’s just say, we are totally on board this pumpkin treat bandwagon. From lattes to baked goods we love (and anxiously await) this fall classic. Of course, as pet people, we are always looking for ways to include our four-legged loves in the yummy fun and luckily we can.

You may already know that pure canned pumpkin (NOT pre-sweetened pumpkin pie filling) is safe and even beneficial for pets (not to mention they love it!) Naturally high in fiber, vitamins A and C, and zinc, pumpkin helps keep pets’ digestive tracts healthy while also giving their skin and coat a boost. So, in honor of National Pumpkin Day, here are a few yummy pumpkin treats for your pup.

Pumpkin Bakes

  • ¾ – 1 can 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Optional: 1 ripe banana
    • Preheat oven to 350º. Mix pumpkin and honey (and banana if using). Mix flour and baking powder and add to pumpkin mixture – dough should be dry. If it is too moist, add more flour. Roll dough and cut into desired shape. Place on parchment-covered baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Cool and store.

Grain-Free PBPs

  • 1 ½ cups coconut flour
  • ½ cup organic peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted then slightly cooled
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
    • Preheat oven to 350º. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll dough to ½ or ¼ inch thick and cut into desired shape. Place on parchment-covered baking sheet and bake 13-15 minutes. Cool and store up to three weeks.

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Freezies

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
    • Combine ingredients in bowl and divide into large ice tray. Freeze and treat!

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